Cathal Watters ISC

Director of Photography

After having studied Drama in Trinity College Dublin I started shooting documentaries and I have been lucky enough to travel the world shooting various projects. Having always wanted to light drama I started shooting short films and music videos. I now work mainly in Film and TV drama. I always look to see how I can use lighting, composition and movement to help tell the story. Below are samples of my work. 

Upcoming Projects

Dark Lies the Island

Director: Ian Fitzgibbon 

Writer: Kevin Barry

Papi Chulo

Director: John Butler

Writer: John Butler

Taken Down

Director: David Caffrey

Writer: Stuart Carolan, Jo Spain

Finding Joy

Director: Kieron J Walsh

Writer: Amy Huberman


Director : Paddy Breathnach

Writer: Roddy Doyle

ROSIE tells the story of a mother trying to protect her family after their landlord sells their rented home and they become homeless.

Peaky Blinders

Director: David Caffrey

Tiger Aspect 2017

BAFTA 2018 winner Best Drama

Nominated IFTA Best Cinematography 2018


Director Paddy Breathnach

Treasure Films

Jesus does make up for a troupe of drag performers in Havana, but dreams about being a performer. When he finally gets his chance to be on stage, a stranger emerges from the crowd and punches him in the face. The stranger is his father Angel a former boxer who has been absent from his life.  


A Dark Song

Director Liam Gavin

Samson Films

A determined young woman and a damaged occultist risk their lives and souls to perform a dangerous ritual that will grant them what they want.


Dominion Creek / An Klondike (Season 2)

Director Dathaí Keane

Abú Media / Netflix

In 1897, the Connolly brothers-recent immigrants from Ireland-dream of striking it rich in the Wild West. When news reaches them of a fortune in the Yukon, youngest brother Seamus heads north to the town of Dominion, leaving Tom and Pdraig no choice but to follow their wayward sibling.

Nominated Best Cinematography IFTA 2017

Handsome Devil

Director: John Butler

Treasure Entertainment 2016

Ned and Conor are forced to share a bedroom at their boarding school. The loner and the star athlete at this rugby-mad school form an unlikely friendship until it's tested by the authorities...  


The Flag

Director Declan Recks

Treasure Films 

Harry Cambridge, a down on his luck builder finds out his father raised the flag in the 1916 rising. The Flag now hangs in a British Army Barracks. He makes up his mind to get it.

Dare to be Wild

Director Vivienne De Courcy

Dare to be Wild is the story of one woman who sowed the seed of change. It tells the extraordinary and inspiring true story of Irishwoman Mary Reynolds' journey from rank outsider to winner of a Gold Medal at the Chelsea Flower Show

Please contact me for a current CV


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